1. boxfetish's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I am planning on buying an 8S or 8X and using it as a pay as you go phone through AT&T. What I need is to be able to use wi-fi and text messaging. I will not have a voice plan or data plan. As far as I can tell, I won't have any issues. Any caveats? Advantages or disadvantages to either model for my purposes?

    Thanks!


    P.S. I will also use the phone as a mobile music player and camera.
    03-16-2013 08:46 PM
  2. raul_junior's Avatar
    you should get the lumia 920, 820 or 620 instead :) nokia will deffinetaly support you unlike htc
    03-16-2013 08:51 PM
  3. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I thought the device needs to be a "go phone", not a bought device and used as a go phone.
    03-16-2013 08:54 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    How cheap of plan are you going on gophone? 45 gets you unlimited 4g call,txt,data on att's network with straight talk
    03-16-2013 08:59 PM
  5. boxfetish's Avatar
    As far as my research goes, I just have to unlock it and I can use it on straight talk, at&t go phone, or even t-mobile pre-pay/pay as you go.

    I plan on going with the $9.99 for 1000 text messages plan. Talk time, which I almost never use then cost $.10 per minute. Just to give you an idea, I used around $11.00 (110 minutes) in one year. I don't need data (3G or 4G) as along as it allows me to connect via wifi.
    Last edited by boxfetish; 03-16-2013 at 10:57 PM.
    03-16-2013 09:23 PM
  6. boxfetish's Avatar
    Anybody else?
    03-17-2013 02:25 PM
  7. Jnbs's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I am planning on buying an 8S or 8X and using it as a pay as you go phone through AT&T. What I need is to be able to use wi-fi and text messaging. I will not have a voice plan or data plan. As far as I can tell, I won't have any issues. Any caveats? Advantages or disadvantages to either model for my purposes?

    Thanks!


    P.S. I will also use the phone as a mobile music player and camera.
    Like said as the other user get a 620 it comes unlocked and you will get support a great phone and the plan that you want since you just need texts.. BTW dude get out of your house and talk lol jk..
    03-17-2013 02:34 PM

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